Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Chosen By Blood by Virna DePaul

Chosen By Blood is the first book in the Para-Ops series by Virna DePaul and a Paranormal Romance from Berkley Sensation.

Book Blurb:

Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn - humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA - still struggle for peace.  To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a para-Ops team with a unique set of skills...

Leader of an Otherborn clan, half-breed vampire Knox Devereaux would do anything to find a cure for the anti-vamp vaccine slowly starving his people into extinction.  When the FBI contacts him about leading a team of hand-selected Others on a mission to reclaim the stolen antidote, Knox accepts.  His new assignment places him in direct contact with Special Agent Felicia Locke, the beautiful human he’s craved since their very first meeting.

Felicia’s experience as a hostage negotiator makes her a natural asset to a team divided by suspicion and prejudice.  While being in close contact with Knox makes the desire she feels for him difficult to deny, Knox must marry a vampire, and she’s not about to be his human lover on the side.

As the team embarks on its dangerous mission, Knox is determined to convince Felicia that the passion that connects them is enough to transcend both race and her human idea of morality.  But Felicia is intent on teaching Knox that complete trust and love are the only forces strong enough to unite human and Other, once and forever.

My thoughts:

Felicia Locke is a human FBI agent who has struggled for years with the knowledge that she is in love with her best friends husband.  She has hidden her feelings well - even from beings who are capable of reading ones mind.

Knox Devereaux is the leader of his clan - despite his half-breed blood line.  It is because of his half-breed existence that enables him to survive for longer periods of time without the fresh blood a full-blooded vampire needs.

In Knox’s world, nothing comes before his clan - to that end, Knox has agreed to work with the FBI’s Para-Ops Division to retrieve an antidote to the vaccine given to humans years ago.  The vaccine that prevents vampires from receiving the nourishment they need to survive.  This antidote is the only thing that can prevent the already dwindling vampire race from complete extinction.

Chosen By Blood is the first book I have read by Virna DePaul and I completely enjoyed it.

I give Chosen By Blood 4 out of 5 stars.


Blodeuedd said...

I remember wanting to read this one. Good review Michelle :D

Btw, will you post a flash tomorrow *g*

Virna DePaul said...

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for reviewing Chosen By Blood! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Book Sake said...

Thanks for the review on this one. I like the sound of the book, haven't heard of it before, but it sounds like one I would really enjoy. I'm adding it to my TBR list.

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